Lawrence Poltrock
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Poltrock, Lawrence Age 78, of Northbrook. Beloved husband of Sandy Schultz and the late Meredythe Poltrock, nee Noorlag; loving father of Jennifer Poltrock (Greg Humphrey), Billy (Lesley) Poltrock; cherished friend of Ryan (Belinda) Schultz; devoted grandfather of Catherine Humphrey, Brooke and Hutson Poltrock, and Penelope and Abigail Schultz; fond brother of Rev. Roy (Caryl) Poltrock; uncle of many nieces and nephews. After graduating Chicago Kent College of Law, he served as a special agent for the FBI. As an attorney specializing in Labor & Employment he represented the American Federation of Teachers and various labor organizations in the Chicagoland area. He supported many charitable organizations including Timothy Christian Schools and Hope College. He was an avid golfer and fisherman who loved the Cubs. Private funeral Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Rd., Lombard, IL 60148 (3 blocks S. of Roosevelt). A public Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. Interment private at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Timothy Christian Schools, American Heart Association, or AT Children's Project Foundation are appreciated. Funeral info: We encourage relatives and friends to share a memory on the Tribute Wall in lieu of personal attendance. All visitations and funerals are limited to members of the immediate family of the deceased in response to the growing COVID-19 Pandemic. Knollcrest Funeral Home will be livestreaming the Funeral Service for Lawrence directly below the obituary on our website. Sign Guest Book at

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times from May 13 to May 14, 2020.
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May 19, 2020
Larry was fun to be around, and I always enjoyed being in his company. I especially liked playing golf with him and Greg Humphrey. Larry always had a stories to tell during the round, and I always thought the stories were way more important to him than the golf. After completing a hole Greg would ask each of us for our score, and Larry would review each shot to get his total. We really didn't care about our scores--except for our $2 Nassau's with Ed McElroy---which we rarely won.

Professionally, Larry was smart and quick with an answer. He always took my call and provided solid legal advice on how to proceed with a collective bargaining or benefit issue. His advice gave me the confidence to know that the union's position was on solid ground.

In Sympathy, John Abraham
John Abraham
May 18, 2020
Larry Poltrock was a visionary in the labor movement, representing our Chicago Educators and workers across the nation through AFT. I learned much from Larry, used the AFT Defense Fund data he preserved to help others, and enjoyed his friendship. His time on earth ends now but his legacy continues to serve working families and his wisdom will be missed.
Jewell Gould
May 15, 2020
Sandy, Jennifer and family. Im so sorry for your loss.
Connie Thorps
May 13, 2020
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
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